An idealistic young Pope is framed for a heinous crime and banished from the Vatican. The people, blinded by the media frenzy, allow a tyrannical archbishop to seize power. As this new Pope tightens his iron fist the people are disheartened and in despair and the world is crying out for a hero… can Pope reclaim his glory to become the hero the world needs?
POPE! is an cartoon-style adventure that echoes the timeless mythological hero’s journey; when good and evil engage in an epic power struggle lines must be drawn, sides must be taken, and confrontations must be musical.
It began as a one night event at the Magnet Theater on 29th street in Chelsea, September of 2009. The intelligent book, winning score, and hilarious production kept the show running for next nine months and now it comes to FringeNYC.